Shows the need for abatement of pollution of the streams and the accomplishments being attained by the Sanitary Water Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health, under a clean streams program which was inaugurated six years earlier. All scenes are in Pennsylvania.
21:51:55:28 Man kneeling by water runs his hand through silt in water; CU silt running through fingers of disembodied man’s hand; LS farmland covered in blanket of silt from flood waters.
21:52:14:06 LS coal refinery; high-angle shot man walks on bridge over large tank removing silt from water; LS impounding lagoon; VS coal water lagoon; VS the Schuylkill River, dredges in the river; VS dredging of the river.
21:54:00:02 Man in pleasant stream fly fishing pulls fish he caught out of water with fishing net.
21:54:24:00 LS Pennsylvania industrial plant .
21:54:38:28 1940s people on beach along river or lake in Pennsylvania; young man with two young women in bath suits run into the water; LS two people canoeing in a placid lake; sailboat sailing in a lake
21:55:02:24 Low-angle LS people standing on small bridge watching water trickle dow stepped water fall passing below, late 1940s car pulls onto bridge, pan down over waterfall.